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Dr Max Hewkin-Greggor

Dr Max Hewkin-Greggor

Postdoctoral Turbomachinery Research Engineer

Whittle Laboratory
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
1 JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0DY


2016-Present: Postdoctoral Turbomachinery Research Engineer, Whittle Laboratory, University of Cambridge

2012-2016: PhD Candidate in Engineering (Turbomachinery), King's College, University of Cambridge, UK.

2008-2012: BA Hons. (Cantab) and MEng in Mechanical Engineering, King's College, University of Cambridge, UK.

Departments and Institutes


Research Interests

Rapid experimental profile loss measurement of film-cooled transonic turbine blades.

Heat transfer measurements of film-cooled turbine blades.

Axial compressor aerodynamic performance analysis at off-design conditions.


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Key Publications

Hewkin-Smith M., Pullan G., Grimshaw S.D., Greitzer E.M. & Spakovszky Z.S., The Role of Tip Leakage Flow in Spike-Type Rotating Stall Inception. ASME J. Turbomach 141(6), 061010. Also in Proc. ASME Turbo Expo 2017, as GT2017-63655. Received an ASME IGTI Turbomachinery Committee 2017 Best Paper Award.

Hewkin-Smith M., The Role of Tip Leakage Flow in Axial Compressor Spike-Type Stall Inception, 2017, Doctoral Thesis, University of Cambridge

Grimshaw S.D., Sequeira C.L. & Hewkin-Smith M., A Computational and Experimental Compressor Design Project for Japanese and British High-School Students. ASME J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, 2017, 139(5), 052604. Also In Proc. ASME Turbo Expo 2016, as GT2016-56231. Received the ASME IGTI Education Committee 2016 Best Paper Award.

4th Year Project Deadlines

29th May 2019
Each student submits two copies of Final report plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or electronic equivalent to Group Centres by 4pm.


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